Tasty Tuesday: East Village Grill & Bar

Category: Hillsborough Street Blog

By Caroline Cummings, Events Intern

This week’s Tasty Tuesday stop was East Village Grill and Bar. East Village Grill, better known as EVG by locals and students, offers a laid-back dining experience for all who visit. I took a walk down there early in the day during a break in the rain and with a cool breeze blowing - man, EVG did not disappoint! 

While still early in the day, I was able to walk in and grab a spot at the bar. The atmosphere was cozy and the service was welcoming. After chatting with the bartender and looking over their lunch specials, I wound up ordering off the regular menu. I’ve been known to be very picky about the food I eat, but what caught my eye on the menu was a burger called the Farmer’s Daughter. What’s so different about this burger is that it comes with cucumber; which sounds a bit odd at first but I had to give it a try.


The burger itself comes with your choice of 1/4 or 1/2 of beef (or grilled chicken if you’re looking for a healthier option), lettuce, tomato, onion, cheese, mushrooms and cucumber. I opted out on the mushrooms, but after taking my first bite, I knew that this quite possibly might be the best burger I’ve had in awhile. I love cucumbers, and I mean LOVE, so I might also be biased. The cucumber was bursting with fresh flavors and a certain juiciness that complimented the burger itself.

I will say I ate the burger quicker than I would like to admit and the juiciness made it pretty messy, but all in all it was a great experience to try something new. EVG has been a welcoming and open place for years, making it a staple for anyone at NC State or visiting the Raleigh area. Be sure to catch your local students and alumni there on Wednesday nights for Karaoke!